Real Madrid hold the lead in La Liga with tight hands

Real Madrid tightened their grip on the top of the Spanish football league standings after beating Athletic Bilbao 1-0 on Wednesday in a postponed match of the ninth stage at the Santiago Bernabéu.

Real’s victory was scored by Karim Benzema in the 40th minute of the match. Italian coach Carlo Ancelotti’s team consolidated their position in the lead with 36 points and a difference7 for his arch-neighbor Atletico Madrid, who also have a postponed match against Granada on 22 next month, and Real Sociedad, who fell at the weekend to Espanyol 0-1.

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